Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lying And Granting

Psalm 119:29
Ronnie W. Wolfe

The psalmist continues to plead with the Lord to make his ways God's ways. This should be a continual plea in our own lives. Teach me thy way, O LORD . . . (Psalm 27:11).

But before we can be taught the way of the Lord, we must turn from our own lying way. The way of the world is wickedness, for we read in 1 John 5:19 . . . the whole world lieth in wickedness.

He asks the Lord to "remove" the way of lying from him. So much sin is in need of removal in our lives. The Hebrew word SUWR means to turn aside from. In other words, "Lord, lead me in  your righteous paths rather than in the ways of the world." The wide path is so easy, so welcome to my sinful soul, so tempting, so flesh-pleasing! Put my feet on a new path; take them from the miry clay, set them upon a rock (Christ), and establish my goings (See Psalm 40:2).

In the stead of the lying way, put in my path the law of God, but put it there graciously: do it by your grace. Grace is the only way this law may be subscribed to, entered in, known, and obeyed. As such his commandments are not grievous (1 John 5:3).

We enter into this law by looking into the perfect law of liberty (James 1:25). This is the Bible, God's word, God's knowledge, God's way, truth, and life, as it reflects the express image of God through Christ. This is the word of Jesus, as he expresses in Hebrews 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

John 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. We shall run to Christ Jesus, our Lord, who shall rid us of a lying spirit and give unto us the precious truth of God in his word, which will sanctify and make us "meet for the master's use" (2 Timothy 2:21).

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